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10 articles available in total starting from 11/05/2009. Last article published on 22/05/2009.

Gilliam takes viewers behind the magic mirror

Gilliam takes viewers behind the magic mirror

Twenty-six years after winning Jury Prize with his Monty Python friends for The Meaning of Life, Terry Gilliam did not want to participate in competition at Cannes because, he said, “I don’t like...  

22/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Out of Competition/UK

Ken and the King score a goal

Ken and the King score a goal

Remember the Humphrey Bogart who "appeared" to Woody Allen in Play It Again, Sam, offering him tips on what to do and what not to do to get the girl? Ken Loach takes the idea and runs with it in...  

18/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Competition/UK

Revolver targets Sin Nombre

At Cannes, UK distributor Revolver Entertainment has acquired the Sundance hit Sin Nombre by newcomer Cary Joji Fukunaga, along with three other titles. The film is sold by Focus Features...  

16/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Market/UK

Rourke vehicle Mona Lisa sells for Handmade

Following the announcement mid-week that Mickey Rourke was going to star in Larry Clark’s upcoming Mona Lisa, UK-based HandMade Films International closed several key territories at Cannes,...  

16/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Market/UK

Jane Campion: Poetry and passion in Bright Star

Jane Campion: Poetry and passion in Bright Star

Poetry and passion are Jane Campion’s fellow travellers: the acclaimed director and screenwriter from New Zealand was discovered over 20 years ago by a selector for Cannes, the veteran Pierre...  

15/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Competition | UK

Kaleidoscope picks up Winter In Wartime

High Point Films have sold UK/Ireland rights for Dutch box office smash Winter In Wartime to Kaleidoscope, who will release the film on 20 screens. The film, distributed in the territory by...  

15/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Market/UK

Gilliam back in the saddle with Don Quixote

Veteran producer Jeremy Thomas announced yesterday in Cannes that Terry Gilliam’s long-held dream project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will come to life, penned by award-winning scriptwriter...  

15/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Market/UK

Andrea Arnold’s wild child in Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold’s wild child in Fish Tank

In 2006, the 48-year-old director from southeast England Andrea Arnold at Cannes gave us her powerful feature debut Red Road (Jury Prize). The previous year her short Wasp won her an Oscar and...  

14/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Competition/UK

Velvet Cannes launch for SC Films

Veteran UK sales executive Simon Crowe is wearing two hats in Cannes, selling films for his new outfit SC Films International as well as for his previous company, Velvet Octopus. Topping Crowe’s...  

14/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | Market/UK

UK film industry readies for busy fortnight

UK film industry readies for busy fortnight

With four features and three shorts selected for official screenings and a further 190 films being sold in the market, in addition to a host of events, the UK film industry is all set for a busy...  

11/05/2009 | Cannes 2009 | UK

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